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Sports Authority to shutter all stores amid bankruptcy

NEW YORK — Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy protection three months ago, is shuttering all 460 of its stores after it was unable to adapt to consumers’ move online.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Business Wire


4 reasons why Aeropostale lost its cool with shoppers

NEW YORK — Aeropostale Inc., once a popular mall destination for teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest victim in the fast-changing retail landscape.

Date: 05/04/2016 | Business Wire


Minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel firms

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire


JCPenney to offer new brand for plus-size shoppers

The next time you visit JCPenney, you might notice some changes in its options for plus-sized shoppers: The department store announced this week that it is introducing its first in-house plus-size brand, dubbed Boutique+, that will aim to deliver trendy pieces for millennial shoppers. And JCPenney...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business Wire


L.L. Bean reports flat sales in tough year for retailers

FREEPORT, Maine — Outdoors specialty retailer L.L. Bean on Friday reported flat sales in 2015, which was a tough year for the retail industry, especially clothing retailers, officials said Friday.

Date: 03/19/2016 | Business Wire


J.C. Penney shares rise after upbeat revenue outlook

NEW YORK — Beware the underdog.J.C. Penney Co. delivered strong fourth-quarter results, wrapping up a year when it stole market share from rivals.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Business Wire


Sears analyst says company isn’t viable

Sears Holdings Corp., the department-store chain run by hedge-fund magnate Eddie Lampert, plunged as much as 8.9 percent after an analyst warned that the company is no longer “viable as a retailer in its current form.”

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business Wire


Holiday spending increases by 7.9% percent

NEW YORK — Americans spent more on items like furniture during the holidays this year, with online shopping in particular seeing a big spike, according to a report released Monday.Overall spending rose 7.9 percent from a year ago, according to the MasterCard...

Date: 12/29/2015 | Business Wire


Men’s Wearhouse struggles continue, stock tumbles

NEW YORK — Men’s Wearhouse’s is struggling as it tries to figure out the best strategy for its business since buying rival Jos. A. Bank.

Date: 12/11/2015 | Business Wire


Tommie Copper to pay for infomercial claims

Tommie Copper infomercials said the company's compression clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain and inflammation.The Federal Trade Commission, however, said Tuesday that Tommie Copper, whose products have been pitched by talk show host Montel Williams, needs...

Date: 12/01/2015 | Business Wire


Kitsap artist’s shirt designs worn by Carrot Top

KITSAP — On a trip to Vegas eight years ago, Eric Orn went to see Carrot Top.The Central Kitsap screen-printer and artist made his own T-shirt to wear to the show, depicting the comedian on a gambling chip.He was stopped by security before he got in the door.

Date: 11/28/2015 | Northwest


Amish man runs marathon in traditional garb

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon — not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire.Leroy Stolzfus, 22, finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Nation & World


What’s the best day to shop for gifts online?

The holiday shopping season is about to begin in full force. But you may not want to wait until Black Friday to start hunting for deals — especially if you’re shopping online.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business Wire


Three takeaways from sizzling U.S. jobs report

WASHINGTON — Employers shrugged off worries about the U.S. economy downshifting, adding a whopping 271,000 non-farm jobs in October and raising worker pay in the process.The unemployment rate in October dipped slightly to 5 percent, and measures of stress in the job...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Business Wire


Lululemon: Should yoga pants hug you?

Lululemon customers will soon face a potentially awkward question when choosing workout pants: Do you want to feel “hugged” or merely “held-in”?

Date: 09/02/2015 | Business Wire


Shopping seasons off kilter

Halloween decorations are now appearing in a store near you. (It's not an apparition.) It must be early August. Of course, all items related to summer — from outdoor furniture to swimsuits — were gone from store shelves in early July. Our weird consumer society dictates this...

Date: 08/10/2015 | Editorials




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